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04 Mar 1978

1978 South African Grand Prix

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford 78 1:42'15.767 12 9
2 4 Patrick Depailler Tyrrell-Ford 78 + 0.466 11 6
3 2 John Watson Brabham-Alfa Romeo 78 + 4.442 10 4
4 27 Alan Jones Williams-Ford 78 + 30.986 18 3
5 26 Jacques Laffite Ligier-Matra 78 + 1'09.218 13 2
6 3 Didier Pironi Tyrrell-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 5 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 2
8 10 Jean Pierre Jarier ATS-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 17
9 36 Rolf Stommelen Arrows-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 22
10 25 Hector Rebaque Lotus-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 21
11 30 Brett Lunger McLaren-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 20
12 19 Vittorio Brambilla Surtees-Ford 76 + 2 Laps 19
Ret 35 Riccardo Patrese Arrows-Ford 63 Engine 7
Ret 20 Jody Scheckter Wolf-Ford 59 Spun Off 5
Ret 8 Patrick Tambay McLaren-Ford 56 Accident 4
Ret 12 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 55 Oil Leak 8
Ret 11 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 55 Spun Off 9
Ret 1 Niki Lauda Brabham-Alfa Romeo 52 Engine 1
Ret 18 Rupert Keegan Surtees-Ford 52 Engine 23
Ret 9 Jochen Mass ATS-Ford 43 Engine 15
Ret 37 Arturo Merzario Merzario-Ford 39 Suspension 26
Ret 15 Jean Pierre Jabouille Renault 38 Engine 6
Ret 32 Keke Rosberg Theodore-Ford 15 Clutch 24
Ret 14 Emerson Fittipaldi Fittipaldi-Ford 9 Transmission 16
Ret 24 Eddie Cheever Hesketh-Ford 8 Oil Leak 25
Ret 7 James Hunt McLaren-Ford 5 Engine 3
DNQ 31 Rene Arnoux Martini-Ford
DNQ 17 Clay Regazzoni Shadow-Ford
DNQ 23 Lamberto Leoni Ensign-Ford
DNQ 16 Hans Joachim Stuck Shadow-Ford

Fastest Lap: Mario Andretti 1'17.090

1978 South African Grand Prix